Sculpting a particular type of body through either invasive or non-invasive surgery is the new norm. New statistics revealed by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) today has shown that there were nearly a quarter of a million more cosmetic procedures in 2018 than the previous year.
The organisation says that the number of procedures has risen steadily over the past five years. Breast augmentation topped the list (Getty) Of the more than 1.8 million cosmetic surgical procedures performed in the United States 2018, the top 5 were:
- Breast augmentation (313,735 procedures, up 4 percent from 2017)
- Liposuction (258,558 procedures, up 5 percent from 2017)
- Nose reshaping (213,780 procedures, down 2 percent from 2017)
- Eyelid surgery (206,529 procedures, down 1 percent from 2017)
- Tummy tuck (130,081 procedures, about the same as 2017)
According to the ASPS, last year also saw a ‘surge’ in body-sculpting procedures like ‘buttock augmentations’ and ‘thigh lifts’. ‘Liposuction continues to be the gold standard in body contouring because of its versatility, efficiency, and effectiveness,’ said ASPS President Alan Matarasso, MD.
‘With liposuction, one treatment may be all you need to reshape problem areas.’ Plastic surgery is becoming more popular and more mainstream
‘A plastic surgeon can treat more areas – and larger areas – in one procedure. Liposuction also provides a more consistent and predictable result than non-invasive treatments, but new non-surgical fat reduction machinery continues to evolve and play a role in reshaping areas of the body.’
‘Board-certified plastic surgeons are on the cutting edge of developing emerging technology and creating the newest advancements in both surgical and non-surgical techniques,” said Matarasso. As for more nuanced plastic surgery? Well, there’s an emerging trend for men to inject filler into their scrotums to get bigger balls.